Quick lemon drizzle traybake

Quick lemon drizzle traybake


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About this recipe: This quick lemon cake is prepared and baked in under 30 minutes. Perfect for an impromptu afternoon treat or for bake sales.


Serves: 16 

  • 350g butter or margarine
  • 350g granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a Swiss roll tin.
  2. In a bowl beat the margarine, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add one egg at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  3. In a second bowl combine the flour, baking powder and lemon zest, mix well and sift over the egg mixture. Stir to mix well.
  4. Pour cake mixture onto the prepared baking tray and smooth the surface.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove cake from oven and prick the cake all over with a skewer. Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice and pour lemon mixture over cake.
  7. Let cake cool and cut into squares to serve.

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